Acta Physica Hungarica

, Volume 62, Issue 2–4, pp 199–202 | Cite as

Hamilton principle for the vortex flow of an ideal fluid in special relativity

  • I. Abonyi
Fluids, Plasmas and Electric Discharges


The fundamental equations of an ideal—entropy current conserving—fluid are obtained from a Hamilton Principle. The Lagrangian is formulated in the usual way. The physical situation, however, requires the introduction of some constraints in the variational principle to restrict the variations of the original field quantities. The Lagrange multipliers entering in such a way are shown to lead to the possibility of vortices in the velocity field.


Lagrange Multiplier Variational Principle Vortex Flow Fundamental Part Proper Volume 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Abonyi
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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRoland Eötvös UniversityBudapestHungary

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